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Prior to applying for a Massachusetts Motorcycle License (“Class M”) you must obtain a learner’s permit. To obtain a learner’s permit, you must be at least sixteen 16, complete an application, present valid identification, pay a fee, and pass a knowledge test. The Massachusetts motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must get a score of 18 (72%) or more. The test will cover the information from the Massachusetts Motorcycle Manual. If you do not have a Class D license, you must pass both a Class D knowledge test and a Class M knowledge test.
1. Your lane position should:
provide an escape route.
avoid surface hazards.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
2. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The emergency brake
The rear brake
The front brake
Both brakes equally
3. What's the best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane?
Turning on your high beam headlights.
Coming to a sudden stop without any sort of signal.
Increasing your speed.
Riding in the center lane position.
4. When you are being passed on the left, you should:
ride on the shoulder of the road.
avoid the center lane position.
avoid the left lane position.
move closer to the passing vehicle.
5. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
with the rear wheel locked.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
at an angle.
parallel to the roadside.
6. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
in construction zones
with other motorcyclists
alongside other vehicles
in the left lane position
7. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
take frequent rest breaks.
avoid using windshields.
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
8. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
take frequent breaks.
keep riding even if you are tired.
avoid drinking water.
eat foods high in carbohydrate.
9. When you are being passed from behind, avoid being hit by:
blasts of wind from larger vehicles.
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
All of the above.
10. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before starting your motorcycle.
while riding your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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